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1) As industry steps up ventilator production, US military releases stockpiled gear

As many as 5 million single-use respirator masks, 2,000 deployable ventilators, and at least 14 testing labs

2) Philips loses ventilator contract with the US Department of Health

The contract charged five times as much per ventilator as a previous agreement

3) Four reasons Tampa General added portable MR

Provides unique advantages for treating COVID-19 patients

Press Room

MITA issues comment letter on USPSTF draft research plan for new breast cancer screening recommendation
February 24, 2021
Skipping mammogram increases risk of death from breast cancer
February 24, 2021
CTSI Oncology Solutions, a Varian company, to provide technology-enabled services for radiation oncology at CHRISTUS Health
February 24, 2021
Cone Health and Triad HealthCare Network expand partnership with PatientPing
February 24, 2021
High energy radiotherapy could 'paint' tumors to avoid harming healthy tissue
February 24, 2021
Machine learning tool can predict malignancy in patients with multiple pulmonary nodules
February 24, 2021
Perspectum's LiverMultiScan yields promising results for identifying patients with NASH and fibrosis
February 24, 2021
ECRI and oneSOURCE announce collaboration to improve medical device alerts management
February 24, 2021
ECRI and health IT safety experts team up to tackle alert fatigue
February 24, 2021
Medtronic receives FDA approval for expanded MR labeling of InterStim SureScan MR leads
February 24, 2021

Emergency Medicine

When is the right time for nasal high flow therapy?
Insights from Chris Hutchinson, director of clinical affairs at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Vieworks' 3rd generation detectors "VIVIX-S V series"

Vieworks, a global leader in x-ray imaging solution, has launched its FDA-cleared next generation detectors, VIVIX-S V series.

Four reasons Tampa General added portable MR
Provides unique advantages for treating COVID-19 patients
COVID-19 overwhelming hospital capacity in US, says HHS
Close to 700 hospitals are at over 90% capacity
British patient in overcrowded ED dies due to wrong CT scan being read
Error was due to slow computer system and overcrowded emergency department
Dual-energy CT adds value to routine interpretations of imaging studies
Reduces downstream imaging and associated costs
CMS proposes new rule for faster Medicare coverage of FDA-approved breakthrough devices
Allows beneficiaries access to more devices for life-threatening conditions
Philips loses ventilator contract with the US Department of Health
The contract charged five times as much per ventilator as a previous agreement
New method may enable splitting ventilators between two patients
Could be used beyond COVID-19 for acute disaster surge capacity or on a battlefield
Early makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 patients didn’t go as planned
As new ones open up across the country, states hope to do better this time
ED visits dropped as much as over 60% in March: study
May be due to people avoiding hospitals out of fear of contracting COVID-19
Emergency visits still down but slowly moving to pre-COVID levels
With utilization down, efficiency improves, as the ED focuses on high-acuity cases
CDC study records drop in ER visits for heart attack, chest pain during pandemic
Suggests greater fear of catching COVID-19 than having a heart attack
Kaiser Permanente data sheds light on COVID-19 hospitalizations
More than 40% of patients admitted to ICU
Chest X-rays in the ER identify COVID-19 severity in adult patients
Could indicate who requires hospitalization and intubation
Remote patient monitoring in the era of COVID-19
Repurposing stroke monitoring tools to fight the coronavirus
New Nightingale Hospital in London gets first patients
Will house up to 4,000 beds with ventilators and oxygen in 80 wards, with as many as 25,000 medical staffers
GE to boost ventilator production amid surge in coronavirus patients
Production will take place 'round-the-clock'
Healthcare providers ask Congress for $100 billion for coronavirus fight
Request comes as scope of crisis becomes clearer and stockpiles of protective gear deplete

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